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The Ultimate Grill Quiz
by Staff
Whether it's Game Day, Independence Day or just a Saturday, any day is a good day for grilling. Take this quiz to see whether you're a true grill master or just a barbecue novice.

Approximately what percent of American homes have a grill?

  • 60 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 90 percent

How hot can most grills get?

  • 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius)
  • 750 degrees Fahrenheit (399 degrees Celsius)
  • 900 degrees Fahrenheit (482 degrees Celsius)

Which type of grill has the fewest parts?

  • charcoal
  • liquid propane
  • natural gas

What exactly is charcoal, anyway?

  • wood
  • stone
  • clay

What was charcoal used for in ancient times?

  • to embalm mummies
  • to start funeral pyres
  • to dry out animal droppings

How hot are the sealed boxes in which charcoal is made?

  • 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius)
  • 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (538 degrees Celsius)
  • 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (815 degrees Celsius)

What are the two substances in charcoal?

  • carbon and ash
  • ash and petroleum
  • carbon and petroleum

Why is charcoal better for grilling than freshly cut wood?

  • Fresh wood has too much water, sap and other substances in it.
  • Fresh wood burns too quickly.
  • Charcoal is less expensive.

What is the purpose of the hood on a gas grill?

  • to keep the heat inside
  • to keep the flame from flaring up
  • to keep enough oxygen inside to maintain an even flame

What does a gas grill's valve regulator do?

  • It controls how much gas reaches the burners.
  • It controls the specific mixture of gas and oxygen.
  • It controls how long it takes for the grill to heat up.

How does the grill starter create a spark?

  • A hammer hits a small crystal.
  • A small piece of steel strikes a piece of flint.
  • A tiny electrode gathers static electricity from the air.

How many electrodes ignite each burner in a gas grill?

  • one
  • two
  • three

The burners of your grill mix the gas fuel with what to create a flame?

  • oxygen
  • helium
  • carbon dioxide

Why is propane, but not natural gas, available in a portable fuel tank?

  • Propane turns into a liquid when compressed.
  • Natural gas molecules are more volatile than propane molecules.
  • Packaging natural gas in portable containers is prohibited by law.

About how much more energy is released by propane than by natural gas?

  • double the energy
  • two and a half times the energy
  • quadruple the energy

How could you tell the difference between a liquid propane grill and a natural gas grill by looking at them?

  • A propane grill will have a smaller pipe connected to the burners.
  • A natural gas grill needs a lower hood to maintain the same level of heat.
  • The burners on a natural gas grill will be closer together.

Which is NOT a benefit of having a second, higher grilling surface?

  • It is further from the heat source to cook delicate foods.
  • It prevents the flames from flaring up.
  • It keeps already cooked food warm.

What is the major benefit of using an electric grill?

  • can be used indoors
  • more energy-efficient than other grills
  • cooks food faster than other grills

How do electric grills cook food?

  • with a heating element under the cooking surface
  • with thermal energy
  • with infrared energy

What are the benefits of an infrared grill?

  • juicier meat and higher cooking temperatures
  • higher energy efficiency and low purchase price
  • fewer lost nutrients and faster cooking times